90s chanteuse Fiona Apple is BACK with a new album, due out in June, and a new tour, happening right now. All of this is amazing, well and good. But let’s not forget how cool Fiona was back in the day. A letter that Fiona Apple penned to a fan hers back in 2000 has surfaced and shows us how much she cared for the fans who wrote to her. Click below to read the full text of a letter that Fiona wrote in support of a high school student’s attempt to start a Gay-Straight Alliance in his school.
I got your letter a few days ago, but this is the first chance I’ve had to sit down and write (it’s my day off) Of course, I’d love to help — sign me up. As far as a few sentences go, here’s what I’ve got — I hope it’s OK:
It’s hard to conjure up some new profound way of commenting on this issue — I’m so tired of it being an issue at all, and I suppose I’m lucky, because I see the truth so clearly. All I know I want my friends to be good people, and when my friends fall in love, I want them to fall in love with other good people. How can you go wrong with two people in love? If a good boy loves a good girl, good. If a good boy loves another good boy, good. And if a good girl loves the goodness in good boys and good girls, then all you have is more goodness, and goodness has nothing to do with sexual orientation. A person who loves is a righteous person, and if someone has the ability and desire to show love another — to someone willing to receive it, then for goodness’ sake, let them do it. Hate has no place in the equation; there is no function for it to perform. Love is love, and there will never be too much.
P.S. Right on for doing this, Bill
Amazing. Lots of celebrities have come out in support of GLBT issues now but Fiona decided to lend her support 12 years ago, back when it was far less “cool”, shall I say. I love that Bill decided to share his letter all these years later … it truly shows how amazing Fiona Apple has always been. When I taught in Grosse Pointe, MI, I was one of the advisors of the Gay-Straight Alliance at my school and I can assure you, it’s not always easy getting a GSA off the ground. I hope that Fiona’s letter helped Bill achieve his goal. So, so cool.